The New Hampshire Wild (7-14) defeated the Old Orchard Beach Surge (12-10) for the second night in a row to take a 2-1 series lead.
Wild Starter Garret Baker pitched 4 and 2/3 innings allowing 5 runs before handing it over to reliever Ryan Oglesby who finished the inning and pitched the 6th and 7th . Tony McClendon took over the 8th before leaving it to closer Jorge De Leon who got his 3rd save of the season.
The Wild got things going in the 3rd inning when they put up 5 runs with a big blast from Karl Kapinos, but the Surge answered back with 1 run in the 4th and 4 runs in the 5th from a big blast by Surge 3rd baseman Luc Pomales.
The Wild, however, answered back with a run in the 6th and one in the 7th to take a 2 run lead. Jorge De Leon allowed 1 run in the 9th and with bases loaded and one out, the Wild turn a 6-4-3 double play to end the game.
Karl Kapinos led the Wild offense with 2 hits, 1 being a 2-run Home Run. Ken Matsuzaka also had an offensive game with 3 hits. Matsuzaka came out of the game in the 7th with muscle cramps in both legs.
Ryan Oglesby earned the victory on the mound while Jorge De Leon gets his 3rd save of the season. The win gives the Wild a (7-14) record and just 6 games behind first place.
The Wild will take on the Surge for the final game of the series tomorrow night at 6:30pm. Starter Trevor Jaunich will take the mound during alumni night at Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Field at Franklin Pierce University in Ringe, New Hampshire.